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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    In the verses of Jordan’s most popular poet, the hopes and fears of the Arab world
    Nov04

    In the verses of Jordan’s most popular poet, the hopes and fears of the Arab world

    The Bedouin poet Muhammad Fanatil al-Hajaya. Author providedMuhammad Fanatil al-Hajaya’s poetry is full of arguments one would hear on the streets of Amman, Riyadh and Cairo, in coffee shops, barber shops and taxis. Laden with animals, conspiracy theories and apocalyptic rhetoric, his verses reflect how many Arabs – educated and uneducated,...

    Russia’s Strategy of Limited Engagement in Syria: Progress, Tests and Challenges
    Nov04

    Russia’s Strategy of Limited Engagement in Syria: Progress, Tests and Challenges

    Since Russia’s President Vladimir Putin ordered the country’s air operations in Syria, Russian experts and commentators have attempted to interpret this policy shift. Putin and other members of the political-military leadership claim the intervention is limited to sending arms to Damascus and conducting air operations to support the...

    Russian Propaganda: Ways and Means
    Nov03

    Russian Propaganda: Ways and Means

    Thank you Mr. Chairman.First, a disclaimer: the testimony I am about to give will be given in my capacity as a private expert and not as a Governor of the Broadcasting Board of Governors.Mr. Chairman, the Ranking Member, Members of the Committee:The aggressive, often sophisticated and Internet-savvy propaganda campaign, underwritten by the...

    Ukraine After Local Elections: Putting Out Fires
    Nov03

    Ukraine After Local Elections: Putting Out Fires

    While local elections proceeded peacefully, the fires are still burning around Kyiv. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    The Motivations Behind Poroshenko’s New Anticorruption Drive
    Nov03

    The Motivations Behind Poroshenko’s New Anticorruption Drive

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s government appears to have launched a new anticorruption drive with the October 31 detention of Gennadiy Korban, a close associate of oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky and the leader of Ukrop, a political party funded by Kolomoisky. The authorities arrested Korban following an investigation that began last year...

    Ukraine Probes Attack On Chief Prosecutor Amid Calls He Resign
    Nov03

    Ukraine Probes Attack On Chief Prosecutor Amid Calls He Resign

    November 3, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    The Kremlin’s Tragic Miscalculation
    Nov03

    The Kremlin’s Tragic Miscalculation

    Russia’s aggression against Ukraine is one of the great tragedies of our time, not only because of the tremendous human cost, but also because it is utterly pointless. Indeed, Russia’s leaders fundamentally misjudged the West’s intentions and created an unnecessary confrontation that undermines both sides’ interests....

    Russian Metrojet Crash Preceded by Odd Sounds, Heat Flash
    Nov03

    Russian Metrojet Crash Preceded by Odd Sounds, Heat Flash

    U.S. intelligence source says the Sinai air disaster did not result from missile strike. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    The Sine Qua Non Safeguards For Donetsk-Luhansk Elections
    Nov02

    The Sine Qua Non Safeguards For Donetsk-Luhansk Elections

    On October 27 in the Minsk Contact Group, the Ukrainian delegation presented a concept document to serve as a basis for the “law on local elections in the temporarily occupied areas” of Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk provinces (see accompanying article). President Petro Poroshenko has personally authorized this concept and mandated...

    Minsk Process Refloats Donetsk-Luhansk Election Plans
    Nov02

    Minsk Process Refloats Donetsk-Luhansk Election Plans

    Recasting Russia’s armed proxies as democratic mandate-holders—and tutoring them to look like that on an election’s schedule—is an innovation of the Minsk armistice and ensuing negotiations on the status of the occupied territories in Ukraine’s east. Russia had never seriously attempted to sell this approach to Western powers in...

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